Shared governance at virginia tech

Our governance system is a shared process of decision making concerning policies and institutional operation. Our governance bodies represent constituent groups at all levels and we aim to give the entire community a represented voice in shaping our university.

Shared Governance Bodies

University Council

Serves in an advisory capacity to the President on matters of university governance, assisting in the formation of policies.

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Cabinet

An executive body that reports to University Council and provides a small-scale forum for in-depth conversation among governance leaders.

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Senates

Represent the collective voice of their constituency groups throughout governance; appoint representatives on all governing bodies.

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Commissions

Made up of representatives from each constituent group; charged to develop policies relating to their affiliated areas.

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Committees

Deal with matters of university-wide interest; may be constituted by the President or the request of a governing body as needed.

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Next Upcoming Event: University Council Meeting

Monday, March 18, 2024

Around Campus

August 29, 2023

A statement from President Tim Sands on staff participation in governance

Participation in governance brings value to our staff members and the university, providing important representation and perspective, along with opportunities for unique and impactful professional development that can cultivate future leaders.

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September 23, 2022

Virginia Tech Shared Governance launches resolution tracker

Monitor the status of a given proposal through the governance process with our resolution tracker.

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